Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 17, 147–180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-147-2021

Special issue: Developments in the science and history of tides (OS/ACP/HGSS/NPG/SE...

Ocean Sci., 17, 147–180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-147-2021

Research article 19 Jan 2021

Research article | 19 Jan 2021

Accuracy assessment of global internal-tide models using satellite altimetry

Loren Carrere et al.

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Internal tides can have a signature of several centimeters at the ocean surface and need to be corrected from altimeter measurements. We present a detailed validation of several internal-tide models using existing satellite altimeter databases. The analysis focuses on the main diurnal and semidiurnal tidal constituents. Results show the interest of the methodology proposed, the quality of the internal-tide models tested and their positive contribution for estimating an accurate sea level.